Friday, November 11, 2011

Baking Soda and Vinegar Fun!

We did this quite some time ago and now I finally had inspiration to post!  Hands on as we grow and  The Imagination Tree are having a 30 days to Hands on Play Challenge and Day 10 happens to be Mixing Concoctions.  This post goes perfectly with their challenge!  I hope all of you have tried mixing together baking soda and vinegar with your children!  It is such a Fabulous experience and I don't think anyone tires of this!  Please try it if you never have!  We did a little of this on our Pretend Potions post too!

First we put a bunch of baking soda in a pan and used an eyedropper to place vinegar and food color to see what happened.

A little bubbling.  Beautiful....creating little craters.

Then the biggest impact was putting the baking soda into the colored vinegar! This is always the most exciting part of this activity!

We tried to get all of them bubbling at the same time!

This led to at least an hour of FUN! Really!?  Inexpensive FUN and mostly everyone has these ingredients in their pantry!

We will be doing this again....because we've done it so many more times before!!!

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  1. Yesterday, We did a erupting volcano. My daughter loved it! Finally we ran out of vinegar:-) The muffin tin is real fun! so many puffy colors!

  2. beautiful pictures! i agree- it's the simplest of activities that lead to the most enduring fun!

  3. what ages is this good for?

  4. Baking soda and vinegar are timeless! Love the pictures. We must try this as I know Pari has always had so much fun doing little experiments with these two components!
    BTW, I love that tray of yours. Will look for one too :)

  5. I was going to do this with my boys today. Thanks for the great ideas in the pan and tins I think I'll try it out.

  6. This is a good reminder, and I plan to do it next week!!
    It's always so great to be reminded of the simple things, that children enjoy doing over and over.
    The pictures turned out so well!

  7. Oh, my kids would love this! Baking soda and vinegar is so much fun!

  8. I love the use of the dropper! That is beautiful. The whole thing looks like a ton of fun!

    I have given you the Versatile Blogger Award. If you'd like you can find it here:

    I'm happy that I've discovered your blog. Its a wealth of great ideas! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Vinegar and baking soda is the first peek at the wonderful world of chemistry, and you also made it very colorful :)